An Act to amend the Criminal Code (alcohol ignition interlock device programs)

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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (alcohol ignition interlock device programs)

S.C. 2001, c. 37

Assented to 2001-12-18

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (alcohol ignition interlock device programs)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to allow the court to authorize repeat offenders subject to driving prohibition orders to drive, if they register in a provincial alcohol ignition interlock device program. The enactment provides that no authorization has effect until a minimum period of prohibition has been completed of 3, 6 or 12 months for a first, second or subsequent offence, respectively.

R.S., c. C-46Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Marginal note:1999, c. 32, s. 5(1)

1. Subsection 259(1.1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Alcohol ignition interlock device program

(1.1) In making the order, the court may authorize the offender to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device during the prohibition period if the offender registers in an alcohol ignition interlock device program established under the law of the province in which the offender resides.

Marginal note:Minimum absolute prohibition period

(1.2) The authorization has no effect until the expiry of a period fixed by the court

(a) of at least 3 months, for a first offence;

(b) of at least 6 months, for a second offence; and

(c) of at least 12 months, for each subsequent offence.

Marginal note:Change of province of residence

(1.3) The authorization applies to an offender who becomes resident in another province and registers in a program referred to in subsection (1.1) in that province.

Marginal note:Authorization suspended

(1.4) The authorization has no effect during any period that the offender is not registered in a program referred to in subsection (1.1).
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